Winter has not yet passed

Discussion in 'Nature' started by wt21, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
  2. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Lovely processing.:thumbup:
     
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  3. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    bbrrrrr. Glad we did not have much of a winter over here. But you had an incredible winter! Very nice photos.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I really like those effects for certain images. I wish there was some way to do them aside from owning an RX100.
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Bill - it's wonderful to see you baaaack! These are cool photos - pun intended - is that one of those art filters..maybe "water color" effects? My favorite is your second - the simplicity of the colors adds to it, I think. There's a real feeling of depth...perhaps more so in this painterly version than you saw in your original? A beautiful woodland scene with that sun just sliding down below the horizon.

    No, winter hath not yet passed up here either...but they do say spring is coming, so we must keep the faith!
     
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  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    pniev - as I understand it, Europe had some bad winters over the last few years, so I guess it's our turn!

    Steve and BB -- Everything around here is still covered in about 12 inches of dirty white snow, so I thought I'd see what the watercolor setting would do here, especially in the evening light. I do rather like it.

    BB -- thanks for the welcome back. I hope to drop in from time to time, though I'm simply shooting less than I used to. How's the snow down your way? Do you still have a big base of snow, or is it (at last) starting to melt?
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    We still have a big base of snow with a thick under belly of solid ice. Brief melting last week when we hit the mid 40s (balmy weather!) but back down to below zero at night and maybe the 20s in the day if it's a sunny day. I know we'll be sweating soon, though!:wink:

    I haven't been taking too many pix either, Bill...but hope that as the weather improves and the ability to walk places comes back that I will be.
     
  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    A very dense, crusty, bitter 6 inches or so on the ground in Boston. Temps all week are below freezing, period, so when the sun slightly melts the top layer at mid-day, it refreezes again shortly. Slowly, day by day, we trade a quarter inch of forgiving snow for impenetrable ice. I can now walk across it without sinking in so much as a centimeter, like an elf in a Tolkien story. The lumbering shoulders of snow that never got cleared from the bike lanes have now turned into something with a density just shy of concrete.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I hear you about the layer of ice on the snow... I'm getting to be nervous that my dog might slide down the incline at the edge of our property when he skids to catch his frisbee. Been eyeing those metal cleat things from LL Bean...
     
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  10. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    For the dog!? :biggrin:
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    So far his toenails are doing the job, Steve.:biggrin:
     
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  12. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    More winter

    Our biggest snow of the season, Sunday night, into Monday.
    Is the blue/purple square at the top (in second photo), reflected light from the sensor? Shooting into the sun. Kind'a cool.

    Coming down
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    Shadows
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Definitely a UFO in landing mode, Steve.

    Hope the snow doesn't hang around too long, though it is beautiful coming down.
     
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  14. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Sun is just beginning to really melt it. Next few days are expected to warm considerable.
     
  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I love that loose, fluffy "soap flakes" look when snow first comes down.
     
  16. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Welcome back, Bill! (Though I think I saw you post a comment a few days ago in mu43, but that may have been my eye playing a trick on me.)

    Really like that second one, too. In terms of snow I think this year is only as bad as last year, but the number of days below freezing seems never-ending. A measure of how bad the winter is is that my winter-loving kids also can't wait for spring. I imagine all of us here ARE. JUST. TIRED. of it.
     
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  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Oh hey, it's snowing again. I had no idea it was supposed to.
     
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  18. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    You mean there's a time when it DOESN'T snow? We lived in Buffalo for 6 years. It's kind of like this. It snowed one year in Buffalo 52 days straight!
     
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  19. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Hi Hyubie!
    Yeah, I was thinking about the GX7, until I came to my senses (nice camera -- I just don't need to purchase). Stick with my RX100, which has become my "primary" shooter.

    I agree with you on the weather. My dog has loved the winter in the past, but she's been in a lot this year, I think mainly because of the temps! Usually we get a couple of weeks (1 to 3) in the 50s, 60s. Nothing this year, and way too many sub-zero days.
     
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  20. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Cool to see ya back, Bill. Love the images... makes me think that maybe all this snow is not real.
     
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